Jonathan Summers is one of the few who has actually written an encyclopaedia:
his A to Z of Pianists is an amazing treasure trove of information about the performers and their recordings.
Jonathan simply knows more about these and other musical subjects than almost anyone I have
ever encountered. As well as being a scholar, he is also a musician of deeply romantic sensibility.
One can hear this in his lovely songs, which should be better known, and in his playing, which shows
a great affinity with the freedom of nineteenth century traditions.
He is one of the most versatile musicians I know.
Those who have read his scholarly writings might not be aware of his
beautiful pianism or his beautiful songs.
He is someone who knows and loves music from the inside.
besides being a dear friend. His A-Z collection is a must for every piano lover.
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